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Fort Bend ISD approves audit of bond with $133 million deficit

Posted on · In meetings this year, administrators told the board that inflation was partly to blame for rising costs. But they also said a former school district employee received updated cost estimates from the district’s consultant and failed to share them with the board or administrators before the bond election was called last February. 

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Harris County Jail continues to fail inspections (Feb. 29, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn why the Harris County Jail has failed a safety inspection for the fifth time. And we find out why laws passed requiring kids to get more physical education at school haven't worked.

Shellie Ross of Wesley Rankin Community Center (right, holding "Reach for the STAARS" sign) takes part in a pep rally to welcome students at Edison Middle Learning Center on STAAR testing day.

Education

Almost half of Texas fourth graders scored a zero on the STAAR writing composition last year. Teachers and researchers worry, while the TEA projects confidence

Posted on · The Texas Education Agency changed a lot about the state’s standardized test over the past couple years. Researchers and teachers worry the new approach to writing could kill creativity, but the TEA argues it better reflects how learning happens in class.

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Transportation

Houston’s Sharpstown neighborhood getting long-desired trail along CenterPoint easement

Posted on · The Houston Parks Board, with funding from the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority and Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lesley Briones, is constructing a 1.8-mile trail in existing green space. The plan is to eventually connect it to other trails to the north and south.

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